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Smoke BBQ

4858 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
+1 301-656-2011
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4858 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only visited during Taste of Bethesda. It was hard to expect really hot ribs being outdoor in a tent but the ribs fell right off the bones and it was reasonably priced. Will definitely go try the restaurant and hope for even better experience!

Thank GreatFoodisHeaven
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Second disappointment today. After the first time flopped I thought I'd give them another chance, but they failed again. The brisket does not taste smoked at all, the cornbread is dry, the sweet potato chips were stale and the coleslaw portion does not deserve to...More

Thank Stefan B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here three times over a few weeks last time we were in Bethesda and looked forward to returning. What a disappointment -- the chicken was dry, the pork had little flavor, and the brisket might as well have come from Subway! Not a...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Food was ok , service was great, nice and chill . The bartender/server/busser got slammed with a 15 top but did well . Rib were good and sides were small and barely warm .

Thank Ted G
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a veteran staying at Walter Reed. After waiting over 90 minutes for my delivery, I called asking how much longer I would have to wait. Person answering the phone was rude and unprofessional enough that I felt compelled to remind him I was paying...More

1  Thank reefdds
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My pork sandwich was good, the ribs weren't quite as good, and my buddy didn't like his brisket. But the place has a good vibe, and I'll keep going back. There are tables, but you have to order at the bar. Lots of good sides.

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered a brisket sandwich and a bowl of chili. The brisket is not good! Chili was ok. Staff was friendly and the place was clean. If you're feeling lucky, try this place, but stay away from the brisket.

Thank Walt483
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Tucked into a back part of high-rise central Bethesda, Smoke BBQ makes you feel like you’ve gone for a long drive in the country. There’s nothing fancy about this place – plain tables and wobbly resin chairs, but that’s part of the charm.. The barbeque...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I placed my order through a delivery service, and this was my first time trying Smoke BBQ. I ordered a Brisket Platter with baked beans, and it comes with cornbread. I also ordered a side of fries. The very best thing was the cornbread, warm...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ordered a little bit of everything, to try! Wings, pulled pork sandwich, ribs, lamb, deviled eggs, brisket chili, hot dog. The pulled pork was tough, the lamb ( said thin cut, really thick and the lamb taste was too strong ) The wings were...More

Thank Thepugtraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4858 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-2011
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